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Welcome to our website. Please see our Welcome Message.

Zoom LASFS Meetings will be held by Matthew Tepper while California's "Shelter at Home" rules are in force. Contact Matthew by email or Facebook for information.

Up until pandemic set in, LASFS met in 'Freehafer Hall', located in the Friendship Hall of the American Lutheran Church, 747 N Whitnall Highway, Burbank 91505 -- near the intersection of Clark Ave and Hollywood Way (between Magnolia Blvd and Verdugo Ave). There was plenty of street parking and a parking lot behind the church (enter from Screenland Dr).'' We asked visitors to note that the gate to the parking lot on Screenland closes promptly at 10:00 PM.  We told visitors that after the meeting is over, some members go out for more conversation over a late dinner or midnight snack usually at Mel's Drive-In, a diner at 14846 Ventura Blvd.

This move is temporary until we find a better place to rent and/or buy.

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, founded October 27, 1934, is this world's oldest continuously-active science-fiction and fantasy club. Come in any Thursday at 8 PM to our weekly meeting. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. Click Visitors to learn about membership fee and dues. Ask someone to point out the Registrar, who will ask you to fill out a guest card.

Brief schedule : see Upcoming Events.

For more information about LASFS, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (818) 246-2552

The (unofficial) LASFS newsletter is De Profundis .

Upcoming Events
The Zoom meeting starts a little before 8PM and lasts about an hour. .
  1. May 28 - no program - (LASFS meeting)
  2. June 4 - no program - (LASFS meeting)
  3. June 11 - no program - (LASFS meeting)
  4. June 18 - no program - (LASFS meeting)
  5. June 25 - guest speaker-- an author reading from a newly-published book. Details to come - (LASFS meeting)
  6. July 2 - no program - (LASFS meeting)
  7. July 9 - no program - (LASFS meeting)
  8. July 16 - no program - (LASFS meeting)
  9. June 23 - no program - (LASFS meeting)

What's New on the LASFS Website:
Reviews & Stories
has a story to read (or criticize -- send criticism to the webmaster).  

  • Member Updates :  Don Fitch (January, 2019), George McUrso (updated April 20th)
    Recent deaths: see Memorials page:
    J. Neil Schulman (August 10, 2019)
    Paul Turner (Oct 22, 2019)
    Dan Goodman (March 25, 2020)
    Ken Rowand (April 12, 2020)

LASFS Info: ask a question: email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Announcements:
San Francisco Beat ,
number 27 in "The Emperor's Secret Files" series, is now available on Amazon in Kindle edition . Four detective stories set in the BArea, with science-fictional elements and exciting action.
LASFS's First Digital Publication : LASFS has made available on amazon.com an anthology publication, Ad Astra and Beyond : The Forry Award Anthology , containing contributions by Forry Ackerman, John DeChancie, David Gerrold, Charles Lee Jackson, II, Frank Kelly Freas, Len Moffatt, CL Moore, Larry Niven, Fred Patten, Jerry Pournelle, and AE van Vogt, all laureates of the Forrest J Ackerman Award for lifetime service to science fiction.
Complete schedule , see Calendar (Intro) and Interactive Calendar
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The LASFS meeting begins around 8:00 PM, every Thursday night, but there's usually something going on before then.

Visitors may attend three free meetings. After that, we'll ask them to fill out a membership form and pay a $10 membership fee. Once you've joined, there is no need to renew — ever. (Dues are required each time you attend a meeting, though monthly and annual rates are available.) Dues are also required if you attend an open house or any other "non-paid event" on a day other than Thursday.

(The LASFS Library has been packed up. Our loss of the clubhouse means we no longer have open houses.)

For a more complete list of LASFS events, visit our calendar . There is something for every SF enthusiast at the LASFS!

Aftermeeting
After the meeting is over, some members go out for more conversation over a late dinner or midnight snack. We call this the "aftermeeting". Ask members who are leaving the meeting where they're heading. It's usually Mel's Drive-In, a diner at 14846 Ventura Blvd.

Proofreading: If you see any typos anywhere on the LASFS website, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it stating the webpage's URL (starting wih www.lasfsinc.info) and specifying the typo. Many thanks.
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 May 2020 )